Once described as “as frisky as a terrier on heat”, Mandy Knight is a true dame of British stand-up comedy. The first female comedian to compere that bastion of old-school stand-up The Comedy Store, our Mandy has been breaking down barriers all her life.
After a traumatic childhood of abuse and social uncare, she attended the famous Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. After becoming fully-trained as a classical actress, and then using her diploma to spend four years in the traditional acting alternative career as a waitress, she decided to ditch the period frocks and the pinafore and enter the world of stand up comedy. When asked why, Mandy said it was due to an irrational fear of a life in fringe theatre, exploring her inner child by pretending to be an oak tree, a fridge or a tambourine. It is a decision she has never regretted. After almost 20 years as a comedian, Mandy Knight remains one of the most respected and loved stand-ups in the business by both fellow comics, promoters and punters alike.
As a stand up Mandy Knight has headlined all over the world and has deservedly scooped the Best Female Comedian title at a host of different awards ceremonies over the years, including most recently the Time Out Best Female Comic gong.
‘Inspired comedy’ Time Out
Co-headliner tonight is Stuart Goldsmith and whether cheering up a distressed child, helping prevent a riot, or genuinely saving another human’s actual life, he is excellent in a crisis! When the chips aren’t down however, it’s a very different story… Exhilarating stand-up about embracing anxiety, conquering indecision, and getting tasered.
‘Intriguing and invigorating’ (The Scotsman)
‘Marries pitch-perfect audience repartee with cleverly woven tales of the everyday’ (The Independent)
‘Probably one of the most likeable acts on the circuit’ (Metro)
Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.